There are a variety of events surrounding Westminster Week. Below is a listing including dogs shows, dog art events, seminars, meetings, parties and more! Dog Shows in Tri-State Area (for more information go to www.infodog.com or www.raudogshows.com or www.akc.org) Thursday, February 11, 2016 Long Island Golden Retriever Club – Bay Shore, NY Friday, February 12,… read more
The Westminster Kennel Club Announces New Director of Communications
Gail Miller Bisher, a long-time communications professional as well as dog show judge and exhibitor, has been named Director of Communications for The Westminster Kennel Club. She replaces David Frei, who has moved on to other opportunities but will be hosting his last telecast of the Dog Show in 2016 on CNBC (Monday,Feb. 15) and… read more
2016 Westminster Kennel Club Judging Program Available Online!
The Judging Program for the 140th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is available online now! Click here to view all the information regarding this prestigious event. The 2016 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be held on Monday and Tuesday, February 15th and 16th. Breed competition, breed benching, Junior Showmanship preliminaries and the Master Obedience… read more
Canadian Dr. Richard Meen Heads Westminster 2016 Panel As Best In Show Judge
NEW YORK – Dr. Richard Meen of Toronto has been selected to judge Best In Show at the 140th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 15-16, 2016. He will become the sixth foreign judge and third Canadian to make the selection of the top award in the sport’s most prestigious event. Dr. Meen became… read more
Canines and Coaches 2015
Last year, a month before Westminster, a fellow supporter wrote to me asking for a carriage ride while she was attending the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. I was delighted to help her arrange the carriage ride and then a lightbulb went on. If ONE dog person coming to Westminster could go for a ride… read more
Westminster Best in Show Winner Miss P. Makes Broadway Debut in kinky Boots!
Miss P, the Beagle the who was named Best in Show earlier this week at the 2015 Westminster Best in Show, continues her NYC tour, making her Broadway debut last night with a walk-on role in Broadway’s Kinky Boots. BroadwayWorld was there for her big night and you can check out photos below! Kinky Boots… read more
There's no need to fear! Underdog is here!
Across the nation and around the world was heard, “Jumping Jehosephat”! Or some version thereof, as the long-shot 15” Beagle, Miss P, beat the much touted favorites for Best In Show at the Garden. At 15:1 from the Vegas odds-makers, the jaunty little Canadian bitch, Ch Tashtins Lookin For Trouble and her Canadian handler, Will… read more
WKC — Day One
A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. Colin Powell I expect most of us saw the Group Winners or least heard a Twitter on it. Big Beagle, Shih Tzu, Standard Poodle. Old English Sheepdog. So far the Vegas odds-makers are two for four. Curtiss’ Pom, Group 2, was… read more
WKC Armchair Dog Handler, Take Two-sday
Tuesday is forecast to almost get UP to freezing in the Big Apple, but the competition at the Piers will just keep getting hotter. Stay-at-home doggie moms and dads can watch live stream coverage of breed judging in our pajamas on the couch. For those of you who fall into the WKC Beer Pong trap… read more
Harbor City Resident Will Compete in The 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship at WKC
A Harbor City resident will be competing in The 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 14, the opening act of the famed Westminster Week and its celebration of dogs. Deborah Davidson Harpur and her Rat Terrier, Rickie Roo will be among the more than 3,000 dogs competing… read more